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Geriatrician advice: Advice from Center for the Study of Aging at Duke University: 1) Laughter--is a way of coping & dealing with difficult situations & it has real clinical benefits; 2) Turn in early--sleep strengthens connections between brain cells & helps older adults process info more readily; 3) Get screened for heart disease, breast & colon cancer; 4) Get vaccinated for flu, shingles, tetanus. (Ref. AARP, 9/14) ...Read more
Hunting with an adult has many positive effects, from learning gun safety, to learning patience and how to follow instructions.
It is a good way for a youngster to bond with an adult. ...Read more
Menopause age: No, early menopause is before the age of 35. Half of women will be menopausal by the age of 51 and half enter menopause after 51. Menopause is when there has been no period for one year. It can also be diagnosed by blood tests. There are other reasons for not bleeding so seeing a clinic can help with making the diagnosis. ...Read more
Depends: In a young person, either viruses or pregnancy can cause cardiomyopathy in a young person. In rare cases, rheumatic heart disease with severe valve disease can cause cardiomyopathy, but that is extrememely rare except in people from central america or 3rd world nations where antiobiotics are hard to get. Otherwise, congenital heart disease can cause cardiomyopathy. ...Read more
Yes: 39 is young but it doesn't mean it can't happen. If you are concerned, talk to your doctor to make sure there isn't anything else causing your symptoms. ...Read more
Often genetic: Familial ad (fad) is often a result of presenilin genes that are passed on via our genetics. It is uncommon, but you will see large amount of family members affected by ad often before age 50. A times, there maybe a mutation responsible for the ad, that will not be passed on in the genes to other family members. T. ...Read more
Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin disease characterized by recurrent boil-like lumps (nodules) under the skin. The nodules are inflamed and painful. They tend to break open, causing abscesses that drain fluid and pus. As the abscesses heal, they produce significant scarring of the skin. This condition can start at puberty. ...Read more
Not that I know: No true correlation between premature birth and premature death exists as I know. ...Read more
Easy stuff to do: Advice from Center for the Study of Aging at Duke University: 1) Laughter--is a way of coping & dealing with difficult situations & it has real clinical benefits; 2) Turn in early--sleep strengthens connections between brain cells & helps older adults process info more readily; 3) Get screened for heart disease, breast & colon cancer; 4) Get vaccinated for flu, shingles, tetanus. (Ref. AARP, 9/14) ...Read more
Please go online to
"www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003095.htm" and you will find all the possible causes of cold intolerance.
With that information you should then go and see your doctor. ...Read more
Several: Stroke in a young person can have many causes including abnormal blood clotting, blood vessel injury, a ruptured brain aneurysm or avm, severe high blood pressure, heart abnormalities and many other causes. The cause of the stroke should be investigated and treated in order to prevent future strokes. ...Read more